New panels produce 'a significant amount of electricity'

"It is a 50kw system, it will produce about 4% of electricity for our campus.

" The projections are that we will produce a significant amount of electricity, and we have a pay back period of 7 years.

"The panels last around 20 years. It is vital to show our commitment to long termenvironmental sustainability, and this is a big step towards reducing ourCO2 by 2015."

– Robert Hewitt, Facilities Manager, Scottish Borders Campus.

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Sun shines on Borders college

Around 200 solar panels have been installed by Heriot-Watt University and Borders College at their shared Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels. It's the largest installation of its type in the Scottish Borders